The Importance Of The United States In WWII

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In both World War I and World War II the United States had moments of neutrality before they joined the war and for each war there was a major cause to bring the United States into the war. "MERICANS LIKE TO think of World War II as "The Good War": an unambiguous and unifying conflict that pitted the nation against the forces of evil. Although this narrative rings true, it masks the fact that in the two years prior to the U.S. entry into the war the American people and their political leaders were divided over the role that the Republic should play in the European crisis. "(Faulkner) Although the entire nation was split up over whether we should or shouldn 't enter WWII, there are many convincing reasons to why the US should enter WWII, but …show more content…
While Franklin D. Roosevelt and other important government figures felt that we needed to get into the fight. Roosevelt had said that he would wage war, but not declare it (Kimball). Roosevelt did not want to jump right into the war by his own power, and if he could stay out he would, but with Pearl Harbor happening it forced him into wanting to join in the war and to try joining convincing the others like congress to do so. With this event it didn’t make it too hard for him to convincing others. In December 1941, the United States went to war with Japan, Germany, and Italy, all within the space of four days (Kimball). At this point in time with the US getting bombed by the Japanese and them being on the side of the Germans and Italy, it brought us to war with the Japanese but also with the rest of the others. The United States was ready for all-out war with this incident. President Roosevelt had given a speech after the bombing that almost convinced the whole US to agree with going to war. Which is what he was waiting for. In each case, Roosevelt evaded a straightforward request for a declaration of war, asserting instead that war had been thrust upon America (Kimball). Some people are to believe that Roosevelt was just waiting for an event like this to happen in order to get the United States into the. All though he does not say this he …show more content…
There were too many underlying facts that would force the United States into joining the war. No matter what we did in World War I or World War II the U.S. made efforts towards staying out but did other things that would pull us in. With the United States helping Europe in a time of war, without just sending them supplies like we did in World War I over ships, we enacted laws to give us ways to help them. With the Nazi’s, and with the other countries possibly knowing this also, the U.S. realistically threw itself into the war. In both wars with the United States helping the other countries in a time of war led to consequences we could not have seen. The major one is the bombing of Pearl Harbor which pulled the United States right into the

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